Posted by Frank Murch | Feb 20, 2020 8:15:00 AM
Client: Blu Laguna Niguel
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
Signage Solution: All Signs: 39 types from Channel letters and Monuments to ADA Interior and Wayfinding. Over 700 signs total.
“Experience a new world of remarkable natural beauty, sumptuous luxury, and complete accommodation. Welcome to Blu Laguna Niguel — 232 brand new 1- and 2- bedroom apartments for rent in Orange County, CA. The curated amenities take inspiration from tropical resorts. Enjoy scenic Laguna Beach. It’s time to fill your world with everything that’s tranquil, tantalizing, and true only at Blu.”
Two sets of 5-foot tall channel letters sit mounted to the top of the Blu building. They are called halo letters with lights on the back to create a glowing “halo” effect.
Building these requires a company with a full metalworking shop. They are installed at the top of the building. One set is six stories up, while the other is nine stories up. Both the construction and the installation are done in-house.
Two monument signs known as “wayfinders” set the tone of the entire project. They were made using welded aluminum tubular construction with acrylic “push through” backlight letters. Both are beautiful and functional.
We built the monuments in-house, excavated the footers, poured the concrete bases, and installed both.
Interior Signs: We designed, built, and installed many interior signs: This sign is huge, standing at 5-feet by 10-feet. It is at eye level and is flawless. We CNC router cut all the letters from flat stock and use a laminate for the background to match the interior details and doors of the building.
ADA Compliant Signage: We design, build and install signs with tactile text and braille as well. In Blu’s case, we made over 232 Unit IDs with integrated doorbells – each a work of art. In addition, we built more economical generic signs for the utility areas to comply with the ADA requirements and the fire code. All production was done in-house with our CNC router, Gravograph engraver, and in-house painting ability.
Wayfinding Signs: Built to match the Unit IDs, the hallways are full of “directionals” to help tenants and visitors alike. These, along with evacuation maps, are legally required, but are designed to integrate with the building’s charm as well.
Evacuation Maps: Each map is unique to the location mounted to guide people specifically in case of emergency egress. They were also designed to match the Blu colors and style.